Dead Sea wellness guide
The Dead Sea - located only 45 km from the Jordanian capital Amman - marks the lowest point on the Earth's land mass. Its salinity is nine times higher than the regular sea - which means that you can safely float on the surface of the water. Diving down is almost as impossible as not profiting from the Dead Sea's health benefits. The water contains 21 minerals, of which 12 are found nowhere else on earth. Mud from the Dead Sea heals rheumatism on the skin, and deserves to be called "anti-aging." These benefits also attracted Cleopatra to a beauty bath in the warm salt lake. And finally, the surrounding desert landscape provides high evaporation, which filters out the harmful UV rays and allows worry-free sunbathing.
The best time to visit the Dead Sea is from March to June as well as in September and October. In between, the temperature often soars to 40 degrees Celsius. The big new spa resorts of the well-known hotel chains are located in Swaimeh on the northeastern shore, an hour's drive from Amman. Mud baths, massages, and private beaches speak in favor of the all-inclusive resorts. But some public beaches, such as the Amman Beach, are open to visitors.A vacation at the Dead Sea should not pass without a trip into the countryside. The east coast and the Jordan Valley always fascinate its visitors. The northeastern shore are home to biblical scenes such as the Jordanian baptismal site of Jesus or Mount Nebo, from which it is said that Moses first saw the Promised Land. In the south, however, a nature adventure is on the agenda - canyoning in Wadi Mujib quickens the heartbeat of all outdoor enthusiasts. In the interior, no one can resist swimming and splashing around on his visit of the hot springs and waterfalls of Ma'in - one of the most spectacular desert oases in the world.